Girls basketball season preview: Lima Central Catholic Thunderbirds


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Lima Central Catholic’s Emma Baumgartner, right, applies the defense on Allen East’s Kyra Clark during a matchup last year.


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Coach: Katie Krieg

Years, career record: 5, 53-43

Division: IV

Last year: 9-14

Returning letterwinners (* returning starter): Madison Stolly* (Sr., 5-8, guard); Sam Koenig (Sr., 5-6, guard); Emma Baumgartner (Sr., 5-2, guard); Josie Mohler (So., 5-4, guard)

Promising newcomers: Tae’Oasha Rios (Jr., 5-11, post); Hailey Koenig (So., 5-7, forward); Rania Clemmons (So., 5-7, forward); Janae Robinson (Fr., 5-6, guard); Rosie Williams (Fr., 5-11, post)

Team outlook: The Thunderbirds may be on the cusp of something great, especially with all-time leading scorer Madison Stolly back for her senior season.

“After a disappointing year last year, we have put in hours of work during the offseason,” coach Katie Krieg said. “The girls are motivated and ready for success this year. We will look to push the ball in transition and score early on the offensive end. On defense, we hope to full-court press and change defenses often during games to shake things up for our opponents.”

LCC hopes to use a man-to-man, 3-2 trap, and 2-2-1 press to keep opponents off-guard, while running its pass-and-cut offense.

SCHEDULE

Nov. 26 Kenton 7:30 PM

Nov. 29 Fort Jennings 7:30 PM

Dec. 1 at Delphos St. John’s 7:30 PM

Dec. 6 St. Marys 7:30 PM

Dec. 8 at Spencerville 7:30 PM

Dec. 15 Allen East 7:30 PM

Dec. 17 at Lima Senior 1:30 PM

Dec. 19 at Wapakoneta 7:30 PM

Dec. 22 at Bluffton 7:30 PM

Dec. 28 at McDonald’s Holiday Classic 6:00 PM

Dec. 29 at McDonald’s Holiday Classic 6:00 PM

Jan. 3 at Miller City 7:00 PM

Jan. 10 at Coldwater 7:30 PM

Jan. 12 Columbus Grove 7:30 PM

Jan. 16 Wayne Trace 7:30 PM

Jan. 19 at Crestview 7:30 PM

Jan. 24 Celina 7:30 PM

Jan. 26 Delphos Jefferson 7:30 PM

Jan. 28 at Shawnee 12:30 PM

Feb. 2 Ada 7:30 PM

Feb. 9 at Lincolnview 7:30 PM

Feb. 14 Van Wert 7:30 PM

Lima Central Catholic’s Emma Baumgartner, right, applies the defense on Allen East’s Kyra Clark during a matchup last year.
http://limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_12.11.15.lcc1C.jpgLima Central Catholic’s Emma Baumgartner, right, applies the defense on Allen East’s Kyra Clark during a matchup last year.
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